Des Moines Register: LTE: Republican says she can’t vote for Young again
Nov. 3, 2018
Carrie Norris, Carlisle
I have been a lifelong Republican. In fact, I voted for Rep. David Young twice. I will not be voting for him again.
Last year, Young told my coworkers at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that he planned to vote against the Republican health care bill that would have made it harder for people with pre-existing conditions to access affordable health care coverage.
Just hours later, he turned his back on them and voted in favor of the bill.
Once you’ve had someone in your life who requires daily medical care, you understand why guaranteed affordable coverage for pre-existing conditions is so important. My dad was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 59. He was the healthiest person I’d ever met. After beating his first diagnosis, he couldn’t work. And then the cancer came back.
This year alone, over a million people will be diagnosed with cancer. We have a responsibility to make sure that getting sick won’t bankrupt a hardworking family.
We deserve someone in Washington who will advocate for us. Someone who will not lie to us, and will do what is right for Iowans.
That’s why I’m voting for Cindy Axne this year. We have a job to put someone in Washington who will look out for us, and I’m confident she will do that.
— Carrie Norris, Carlisle